The Queens County GOP is currently looking for candidates to run in the 2017 City wide election. A primary will be held on September 12th, 2017. The general election to follow on November 7th, 2017. Contact your State Committee leader or send us an email to get involved.

21 Candidates ran on the Queens County GOP slate in 2016. Some are highlighted below.

  • Mike O’Reilly


    Michael O’Reilly is running for Congress this November 8, 2016 for the 5th Congressional District. O’Reilly lives in Queens with his wife, Angela- a native of Colombia, as well as with their son, Michael and his mother-in-law, Maria Mireya. O’Reilly graduated from Florida Tech with honors and, after receiving an honorable discharged from the United States Marine Corp, attended New York Law School at night, while working 60 hours a week in the Financial District. In addition to being a licensed attorney, O’Reilly was also an airline pilot for Delta Airlines Express.

    Neighborhoods: Rockaways, Cambria Heights, Hollis, Jamaica, Laurelton, Queens Village, Rosedale, Saint Albans, Springfield Gardens, South Ozone Park

  • Mark Cipolla

    Mark Cipolla


    Mark Cipolla is the Republican candidate for State Senate in the 11th District.

    Neighborhoods: Whitestone, College Point, Bay Terrace, Little Neck, Flushing, Auburndale, Douglaston, Glen Oaks, Beechurst

  • Marvin Jeffcoat


    Marvin R. Jeffcoat is the Republican candidate for State Senate in the 12th District.

    Neighborhoods: Long Island City, Sunnyside, Astoria, Woodside, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, Ozone Park

  • Jesus Gonzalez


    Throughout the years Jesus has taken a leadership role in his community, with his work and volunteer experience allowing him to help the lives of many residents in our vibrate immigrant community. Jesus understands the economic struggle of our fellow New Yorkers, and has vowed to make a difference in difference in Albany by helping to Create Jobs, Improve Public Education (by allowing parents to make the rightful decision on where to send their kids to school), and ensure each resident of New York receive the proper Healthcare. Jesus Gonzalez is running for State Senate in the 13th Senate District of Queens NY.

    Neighborhoods: Jackson Heights, Corona, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Woodside, Astoria

  • Jarret Freeman


    Jarret Freeman is the 2016 Republican Nominee for New York State Senate (District 14). Jarret is also the executive liaison at College and Community Fellowship and a Representative to the United Nations for Pathways to Peace. A passionate community activist born and raised in the community he’s running in, Jarret bases the motivation of his campaign on inclusivity, increasing community participation in local politics, and, above all, prioritizing the public interest.

    Neighborhoods: Jamaica, Cambria Heights, Queens Village, Hollis, St. Albans, Laurelton, Jamaica Estates, Briarwood, Hillcrest, Kew Gardens

  • Mike Conigliaro


    Mike Conigliaro is a lifelong Queens resident who grew up in Richmond Hill and currently resides with his family in Rego Park. He is a graduate of St. John’s University and currently serves as President of the Queensborough Community College Alumni Assoc. Mike manages a successful law firm that helps families achieve the American Dream of homeownership. He is also an active parishioner at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills.

    Neighborhoods: Rockaways, Breezy Point, Belle Harbor, Neponsit, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens Hills, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Middle Village, Maspeth, Glendale, Ridgewood, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park

  • Carlos Giron


    Carlos Giron is an American entrepreneur (, public relation professional and former corporate communications executive and sports writer. The former director of communications with Major League Soccer is a bilingual and bicultural public relations executive born in Guatemala and residing in New York City since childhood. Carlos has worked in a variety and industries and companies, including professional sports, telecommunications and major national public relations firms.

    Neighborhoods: Bay Terrace, Bayside, Beechurst, Flushing, Rego Park, Forest Hills, Hillcrest, Elmhurst, Electchester, Pomonok, Queensboro Hill, Woodside, Whitestone, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens

  • Alan Zwirn


    New York State Assembly candidate Alan Zwirn was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He’s resided in Rockaway for the past 25 years with his wife, Dianna, and his two beautiful daughters.

    Neighborhoods: Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Rockaway, Far Rockaway, Roxbury, Breezy Point

  • Ira Harris

    Ira Harris


    Ira Harris is the Republican candidate for New York State Assembly in District 24 whose boundaries snake through Eastern Queens to Richmond Hill. He is running against David Weprin. Ira is a father, an entrepreneur, 40-year resident of Queens, a job creator and a tax cutter. Ira is one of us.

    As a life-long small business owner, he has experienced the hard knocks and trials of daily life and the world of business that many of us have gone through. His triumph over adversity and debilitating illness, without the help of big government largesse, forged the conservative values in his life that he cherishes to this day. As a community activist he has been an upstanding role model and a problem solver for many people in his life. He is now ready to take the next step to be an outspoken leader and citizen representative for our community. He will bring much needed reform to Albany while representing our district and the needs of our community above the interest of all others.

    Neighborhoods: Birarwood, Bellerose, Bellerose manor, Fresh Meadows, Glean Oaks, Hillcrest, Holliswood, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Oakland Gardens, Queens Village, Richmond Hill, South Richmond Hill, Utopia

  • Miriam Rodriguez


    Miriam Rodriguez is the Republican candidate for State Assembly in the 40th District.

    Neighborhoods: Flushing, Queensboro Hill

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